More big Friday night matchups

San Diego-based Point Loma comes to Granite Bay
By: Kurt Johnson, The Press Tribune
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In a much-anticipated trip a year ago, the Granite Bay High football team traveled to San Diego to take on Southern California power Point Loma. The expected battle never quite materialized as the Grizzles took it to Point Loma from start to finish. Friday night in Granite Bay, the team from down south returns the favor as it arrives to take on Ernie Cooper’s squad. This time, Point Loma enters the contest with a 3-1 mark and appears to be back on its game. Davis Callejon averages nearly 19 yards per catch for Point Loma, which also gets big yards out of a pair of running backs, but it is defense that provides the greatest obstacle for the Grizzlies, as Point Loma allows just over 10 points per game. Cory Brehm, Devaunte Bolton and Travis Nicholas have taken turns carrying the load for Granite Bay, and the Grizzlies should have wide receiver Ian Rhodes (13 grabs in two games) back on the field after he missed last week with the flu. Oakmont vs. Antioch Oakmont (2-1) goes for its third consecutive win Friday night when Antioch (2-2) comes calling. Antioch has won two in a row after a two-loss start, and it relies on the running of James Lead, who is toting the ball for 140 yards per contest. The Vikings started to get Alex Cook and the running game going last week, but it is still the air attack led by quarterback Alex Ford that leads the way. The senior signal caller has completed 62 percent of his passes for nearly 200 yards per game, and has tossed five scoring passes. Fred Mobley has 23 catches in three games, including four of those touchdowns. Woodcreek vs. Del Campo A year ago, Woodcreek turned the ball over at key times in a 13-9 loss to Del Campo. The Cougars are at Woodcreek for the return trip Friday night, as James Nunley and company look to exact a measure of revenge. Woodcreek has opened with three tough opponents and three difficult losses, while Del Campo enters the game with a 3-0 record. The Cougars have scored more than 30 points per game, and the Timberwolves have struggled on the defensive side of the ball, so it may fall to Nunley to deliver his team. The senior runner had a tough opener, but has run wild the last two weeks on the road. He is averaging 230 yards per game and has run for seven scores. Roseville at Woodland Someone will get the first win of the year when winless Roseville finally plays an unranked opponent Friday night in a visit to Woodland (0-3). The Tigers favor an aerial attack led by Nick Blaser, who has thrown for more than 800 yards in three contests. With Matt Hack, Beau Smith, Jesse Klimek and Parker Daughhtee on the receiving end, Roseville has a lot of offensive weapons. Stopping the Wolves will be key for Roseville. FYI: Friday night football (all varsity games start at 7:30 p.m.) Granite Bay vs. Point Loma (varsity only) Oakmont vs. Antioch Woodcreek vs. Del Campo Roseville at Woodland